PHOTOS BY MICHELLE WODZINSKI + TIMOTHY MUSHO / TEXT BY ALAINA AFRICANO
We partnered with Topshop Personal Shopping for a fall fashion event in true G&F style. Instead of a fashion show to preview Topshop fall, we decided to shoot a live—yes, live!—editorial in the middle of the Library Bar at the Public Hotel. In two hours. With two hundred people drinking champagne around our team. No sweat, right? Armed with G&F’s fun-loving team, we set out to kick off Fall like no other. In a tip of the hat to G&F September Issues’ Art theme, we took a clue from Public Hotels’ owner Ian Schrager’s Studio 54 past: the concept of the shoot was part Andy Warhol Factory, part space-age heroine and a whole lot of fun. We’re timestamping some of the behind the scenes snaps from the evening.
above: Backstage beauty begins as Goldplaited brings our disco space heroine to life with a metallic eye.
below: Our fave Topshop pre-fall items are loaded onto rolling racks in the screening room of the Public Hotel. G&F stylist Elizabeth Margulis swoons over the selection—her favorite? The white birks, of course.
above: Ford Model Carly Russ takes a peek at her first look—a psychedelic oversized shirt. This shoot is right up her style alley.
below: Photographer TimothyMusho, Creative Director D. Graham Kostic and G&F assistants set up the Andy Warhol-inspired silver backdrop in Library Bar. Matching shiny pineapple and glossy playground ball props are set.
above: Ready, set, party! We spy all the beautiful people shuffling into the Library Bar ready for sips, snacks and sartorial action. Goldplaited treats arriving guests with some color love at the Lip Bar for touch-ups.
above: Our first look is complete—and the energy we’re feeling from all the attendees is undeniably chic. Stylist Elizabeth Margulis and the G&F team hustle back and forth to prep for more Topshop on-set fun.
below: Guests are lookin’ fly! And we can’t help but notice all the great Instagram pics capturing the action. But the real question remains—which lucky guest will walk away with the $200 Topshop gift card?
above: We’re an hour and a half in. Photographer Tim Musho and G&F Creative Director Graham Kostic plan the next shots as our three Ford models get primped and preened for their next look by the G&F styling team. Public Hotel’s resident DJ, Will Galvin, spins classic ‘90s hits and girl group remixes to get heels tapping and heads bopping.
above: Cue the confetti and that’s a wrap! Our last shot of the night is a shower of silver confetti.
below: We let our stylish guests get a piece of the action and open the #GFxTOPSHOP backdrop to instagram with wild abandon. And instagram they did! Check out all the photos our guests snapped here.